Stage Door Theater springs back to life

The Liberty Theatre Foundation is pleased to announce two upcoming performances in its reconfigured Stage Door Theater.

Folk singer/songwriter Anna Tivel will celebrate her new album, “Heroes Waking Up,” with an intimate show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Local band Correspondence School will open for Tivel.

The show is free to attend, but seats are limited. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Later that week, the Liberty Theatre Foundation will present a radio drama, “What Probably Didn’t Happen to Columbus,” an original script written by Steve Hendrix, a member of the Liberty Theatre Foundation Board of Directors. In partnership with KLBM SuperTalk Radio, the drama will be broadcast over the air and in front of a live studio audience. The show starts at 7 p.m., but those in the audience should arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. to be seated. Tickets are $5 and available at Community Merchants, just next door to the theater in downtown La Grande. Those who aren’t in the live audience are encouraged to tune in to the show on 1450 AM.

Both performances will be held at the back of the theater, with entry from the alley door.

“With the help of some talented EOU theater students, our Stage Door Theater has returned to use as we continue working toward the overall restoration of the Liberty,” said Foundation Executive Director Kelly Ducote. “This little black box theater as it is currently configured seats about 30 people.”

Ducote looks forward to future opportunities for the space.

“We’re so happy to have a great night of music planned, and for that to be followed by a fun, old-fashioned radio drama,” she said. “It’s just a taste of what’s to come.”

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